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a battle setting up a conflict between a landlord and u.s. jis tis department. >> catch to 2 prevents a san francisco woman from collecting an inhert yens check that was rightfully hers. the frustrating battle 7 on your side put an end to, just ahead. >> and mayor of detroit comes to make good on >>> attorneys on both sides of a fatal shooting returned to court owe begin arguing a $50 million civil route. mehserle convicted of involuntary manslaughter. attorneys are appealing a judge's ruling they're not immune from liability in the family civil suit against bart. grant's family in court today asking the court not to change its rulings and to let a jury decide. >> oscar was murdered and it's a shame officers can not be held accountable for their actions. if we're citizens we're held accountable when we have jobs and for our actions. and these officers who murder people should be held accountable. >> but mehserle attorney says he acted reasonable and consistently with the law. >> and in order for mr. mezerilee to be on the lawsuit in that shooting the court has to have determined his conduct
of time. >> the u.s. supreme court announced today it will hear two cases which will impact gay rights in this country. justices reviewing a suit on dema. as well as prop 8 which bans gay marriage. >> as you know this is where it started. gavin newsom decided san francisco should start issuing same-sex marriage licenses or marriage licenses to same-sex couples. became ground zero in an nearly nine-year long legal fight. couples are getting married here. the decision overturned in 2008 when supporting prop 8's ban on gay marriage. today one half of the same-sex couple. >> you know, this isn't the first time that i have watched a couple get married talking about marriage equality in san francisco city hall. i have been waiting three years tone joy the same privilege these folks are currently enjoying. >> also this afternoon, two people were who married before the ban. >> there are over 100,000 legally married same-sex couple as cross this nationu]qhñ and thousands of more still to come, soon. >> dennis herera is arguing against prop 8. >> i am grad fid and confident the supreme court, n
classified as a unlike modern for tress like u.s. embassy skptz report says temporary status played if a role in denial. >>1h0j8 there is problems and wn they're very, very large as the state department is now with this reach that is global, that things will, if you want to use the old cliche, fall between cracks. >> the report says there were plenty of u.s. military forces available by land and sea but they could not make it in time to-to-make a difference saying the whole thing was over in 20-30 minutes. ama, layero? >> thank you. >> moving on to weather, you now, we've got rain on the way. sandhya coming up with the forecast. >> that is right. and live doppler 67 will be tracking storms soon. i'll shol you timing of it and how cold goitsing to get tonight, coming up. >> also, here tonight the bay area<;h%5e victim coming home from the hospital. abc 7 news reporter vic lee follows up on his remarkable recoveries. >> also, an east bay business answering a call of the holiday sweet tooth. a made in america treat that is now filling cookie jars around the world. >> dear president obama, what a
avenue land lords, threatening to seize their properties unless pot sales stop. today, assistant u.s. attorney said they can sell popcorn there, and candy but cannot use for illegal purposes. the landlords are trying to comply and ask the judge today for preliminary injunctions to force harbor side to obey. >> given the government's for fit -- fort fit you're action shea she has no choice but to act in what the government wants. the government wants harborside shut down. >> the city believes five year statute of limitations passed, for the feds to make a move, since harborside has been praigt six years. the city suit argues the federal government is exceeding it's authority, after promising a hands off approach to legitimate cannibis dispensary autos i feel like they have better things to do. they should be focused on other issues. not weed. >> the u.s. attorney's office says because this is pending litigation, they have no comment. there is no timetable for the judge to rule in z.doors to harborside remain open n the newsroom, abc 7 news. >> all right, thank you. is still head here
to question him about a neighbor's murder. u.s. officials not saying whether he will be questioned or detained in the u.s. theysy there is no active arrest warrant that would justify taking mcafee into custody. >> the federal reserve sent its clear signal it's serious about getting u.s. economy back on track. for the first time in its history setting targets for inflation and unemployment saying it would keep rates at low levels until the job jobless rate goes below 6.5%. right now at 7.7% to. keep rates low, fed says it would, will continue to spend $85 billion every month, to help stimulate the economy that. would wo bring investment total to $4 trillion by the end of e year. >> on wall street, the dow jones shot up 69 points after the feds decision but fell back down to close the day with a loss. >> in the house, bay area congress woman lynn woolsy said goodbye to washington today after 20 years of service delivering her 444th and final antiwar speech on the house floor today. she is represented california sixth congressional district since 1993 including marin and sonoma county among the f
in circulation in the u.s. the fact is disturbed people are going to get them. one source predicted tonight we're going to see this sad situation unfold again. it may be days, it may be weeks or months, but he said, it will happen again. >> thank you, so much pierre thomas. >>> when we come back, this remarkable school struck by tragedy, considered one of the top in the nation. when we come back, we'll tell you why so many people say, this school is special. next. ♪ >>> we have been telling you all day about the tragedy at the school in connecticut, sandy hook elementary, considered by so many people an extraordinary school. parents hoping their children can attend. abc's senior national correspondent jim avila tells the rest of us what makes those classrooms so special. >> sandy hook elementary, with small class sizes and reputation as one of connecticut's top schools, scored a perfect 10 by is the jewel of this picturesque new england town, a magnet for young families who endure long drives to hartford or new haven so their kids could be educated here. >> husbands will sac
pack is unstable. >> every day sierra avalanche center as well as u.s. forest service and individual ski resorts have been sending out people to inspect for dangers before the day opened. advise is educate yourself go. with a partner, at this point the center saying that the danger is considerable, and tree lined and below, especially on steep slopes facing to the north, and to the east and in other areas there is a moderate ranger of avalanches. live in truckee, abc 7 news. >> john, thank you very much. >> rainfall totals from storms. sandhya? >> looking at live doppler 7 we're seeing isolated showers at this hour, just southeast, you can see light returns here. heading down towards hills, still a pop up shower showing up, rainfall in last 12 hours, san francisco more than an inch. 63 in santa rosa. towards east bay, oakland close to an inch there. san jose, 61/100ths6 rain. you're going get a chance to dry out. break is coming up but another storm will be returning. i'll let you know timing of the storm and a look at your new year's eve forecast coming up. >> days of rain taking a
years old. he died in tampa, florida where he retired after serving as commander in chief of the u.s. central kmanld. he was a decorated combat soldier in vietnam. and u.s. officials confirmed the death but did not say how he died. >> people across the mid west are digging out from a giant winter storm that forecasters are warning there are more storms on the way. most occurred on roadways from nebraska to ohio. the storm dumped record snowfall in parts of the mid west, causing record cold throughout the south. travelers advised to expect delays returning home from the holidays. nearly 3,000 flights have been cancelled and 600 cancelled just today n new york one flight skidded off the runway. im 20s far below normal making recovery efforts difficult for victims of the christmas day tornadoes. officials in alabama and georgia lobbying for asy stance to help with clean up. >> it's cold in washington and frozen in congress, indications are that they're going to go over the fiscal cliff. and you think this is just politics we're talkinok÷ about, abc 7 news is here and just been explaini
know the u.s. postal service does do. they have been delivering mail on the christmas for the past three years. she dresses the part on december 25th and feels like santa when they answer the door. >> when their children at home, you get to see them. there is those smiles on the face and santa is really delivering on christmas day. >> dan: isn't that great. they only deliver express mail on christmas and nancy has been an employee at the robertsville post office for 28 years. neither rain, nor sleet will symptom nancy. >> we don't have to feed reindeer either. here is a look at live, it's raining here in san francisco as you can see on the live camera shot. wetter in some areas than in others. much of the day we had most concentrated in the north bay. you can see life doppler despite the fact have an approaching area of rainfall, things have calmed down there quite a bit. santa rosa was getting drenched earlier in the day but you see nice breaks across the north bay. there is more rainfall lurking offshore. down in the central part of the viewing area over to the east bay weed some
. >>> no deal yet. the u.s. senate will return to capitol hill in the morning after failing to come up with a package today to avoid tomorrow night's fiscal cliff deadline. >> the leadership has again in good faith. just we're apart on some pretty big issues. >> i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner. >> ama: the democratic controlled senate must reach an agreement before the republican controlled house can reach any deal. tomorrow night automatic spending cuts go into effect and everyone's tax bill will increase. >> our top priority has to be to make sure that tacks on middle class family does not go up. that would hurt our economy badly. >> one of the major sticking points appear to be where income tax increases should kick in. they waivered from $250,000 to as high as $1 million. >> tried to give police the slip and then disappeared. the family launches their own effort to find him. >> a bay area county is hosting a gun buyback program with a twist, and areles asking people to turn in an item that might be in your living room right now. >> thrill be rain for the la
shipping lines is costing the u.s. economy $1 bi=es; a day in lost trade. the union jobs claims jobs being shipped overseas. the port says it's offering clerks lifetime job security. >> let's go to job security. state lawmakers deciding how to dole out money to help schools become more energy efficient. and what's happening now that prop 39 is lone. >> we want to be first in line. >> the principal is pleading his case to give the campus some of the new retro fit money. 7% of the public schools are more than 25 years old and in need of the funding badry. >> if we can look at energy efficiently, you're having savings year over year. and will have more money. >> more than 10,000 public schools together spent $700 million a year on energy. that is how much they spent on supplies. thanks to vote who approved proposition 39 last month, disadvantaged schools will be able to pay for energy retro fits of the proposition 39 closes a loophole that mostly benefited out of state corporations. it's a funding boost for the state. half goes to general fund. other half to energy needs of schools. >> that o
between u.s. naval academy and arizona state as giants ballpark this weekend gooding bring a boost to the economy tomorrow more than 30,000 p fans goring to pack the park for the kraft fight hunger bowl. today, they're spending a lot of money in and around union square. many here for a weekend. >> two teams are excited to be here. and their fans excited to be here. i think we're going up hotels in san francisco. >> yeah. good thing, so far, 33,000 tickets have been sold for the match up but the park can hold 40,000. organizers estimate it will be another banner year. it's brought the city 130 million in the past 11 years. that is $12 million to $13 million per year for the san francisco economy. >> and there is new hope tonight that lawmakers may not lead us over that fiscal cliff after all. coming up next, president obama draws a line in the sand. we'll explain his plan for averting a tax hike. >> thank you for calling. >> i team reveals why a state agency is too busy to take your calls. >>> a late afternoon meeting brings progress towards avoiding the fiscal cliff. tonight abc 7
in 1959, the year hawaii became a state. his 50 years in the senate is the longest tenure in u.s. history. stay with us. we'll be back. >>> alamo elementary school hoping to be the little school that could. >> the school is attempting to win a nation wral grant and they turned to michael finney for help. >> our apologies we don't have the audio for that piece. but we'll work on that and hope to bring it to you shortly. >> and let's press on. coming up next, a billing move for the san francisco exploratorium. >> they're packing up the past, as they prepare for the future. >>> countdown is on. two and a half weeks until we say goodbye to the exploratorium as we know it. the museum will reopen in the spring at a new home. and tonight, the staff races now to prepare for the future it's still hard to tell these are the final days of the this place. exploratorium opened in 1969. a first of its kind museum with interactive exhibits making science fun. a memory wall sup now where staff and visitors are sharing thoughts. one visitor came to take a look is brian matthews. >> made a big impression o
investigations. in 2006, the u.s. justice department review found the department's investigations failed to reconcile evidence appropriately, failed to include interviews of relevant staff and residents, and failed to determine the cause of serious incidents. the public health department's decision to yank the center's operating license comes after a series of reports by abc 7 and california watch. they include an incident in the fall of last year where a dozen patients at the center had been tasered. the office of protective services discovered a taser gun in the car of staff member who was later fired but never criminally charged, nor was anyone else. dessertification would mean the loss of tens of millions of dollars in medicaid funding for the program at sonoma. federal funding pays for much of the $300,000 a year care perez dent. kathleen miller still has faith that the center will make the necessary changes. >> that's very shocking and very disturbing and i hope that they're going to give us some time to turn it around. >> reporter: the sonoma developmental center will appeal the o
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